13 December 2000 Instrumental and astrophysical performances of SuperAGILE on-board AGILE Gamma-Ray mission
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SuperAGILE is the X-ray stage of AGILE gamma-ray mission. It is devoted to monitor X-ray (10 - 40 keV) sources with a sensitivity better than 10 mCrab in one observing day and to detect X-ray transients in a field of view of 1.8 sr, well matched to that of the gamma ray tracker, with few arc-minutes position resolution. SuperAGILE is designed to exploit one additional layer of four silicon micro-strip detectors, for 1444 cm2 of total geometrical area, on top of the AGILE tracker and a system of four mutually orthogonal one- dimensional coded masks to encode the X-ray sky. Low noise electronics based on ASICs technology is the front-end read out. We present here the instrumental and astrophysical performances of SuperAGILE as derived by Monte Carlo simulation and experimental tests.
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Paolo Soffitta, Enrico Costa, Ettore Del Monte, Marco Feroci, Igor Lapshov, Marcello Mastropietro, Ennio Morelli, Massimo Rapisarda, Alda Rubini, Guido Barbiellini, Francesco Longo, Sandro Mereghetti, Aldo Morselli, Michela Prest, Marco Tavani, Erik Vallazza, Stefano Vercellone, "Instrumental and astrophysical performances of SuperAGILE on-board AGILE Gamma-Ray mission", Proc. SPIE 4140, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI, (13 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409122; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.409122


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